Re-Stringing Prawn traps

Discussion in 'Saltwater Fishing Forum' started by michael_reiber, Jan 29, 2018.

  1. michael_reiber

    michael_reiber Active Member

    Our mesh is finally starting to wear so we are starting to look for options on re-string our traps, they're all commercial traps and we have 12 of them, does anyone have experience re-stringing them selves? Is it easy? And where do you get the mesh? I called Ladner traps and they said they'll do it for 50 bucks a trap, but they are on the main land and were on the island which is another aditional cost. Or does anyone know of a place on the island that re-strings them? Any info would be greatly appreciated!

    Cheers,

    Michael
     
  2. Gong Show

    Gong Show Active Member

    Yeah it's an issue.
    I have about 10, same deal. They are old and just falling apart.
    It costs me $45 to buy a one year old commie trap that is in great nick, or $50 to re-mesh them.
    Wish I could just get a 'core charge' for them and pay $20 every three years to swap em!
     
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  3. Corey_lax

    Corey_lax Active Member

    Sounds like a good side job
     
  4. Dorman Point

    Dorman Point Active Member

    I have bought the mesh at PNT in the past and have both repaired and made my own. They aren't things of beauty, but then neither am I and they work fine.
     
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  5. spring time

    spring time Well-Known Member

    Can you just get the net bags from Ladner traps and then it’s easy just re use the rope and entrances from your old ones
     
  6. Dogbreath

    Dogbreath Well-Known Member

    You could always phone & ask-the thing I found about Ladner traps is that sometime they are just crazy busy and aren't very responsive other times they'll do what they can.
     
  7. Ruff

    Ruff Member

    I built a couple of traps last year using mesh from PN&T. The traps I built were actually for king crabs but the mesh would work great for prawns.
     
  8. Islander57

    Islander57 New Member

    Pacific Net & Twine in Coombs
     

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